PLANNING SYSTEM

Project SPEED, rail industry

Project SPEED to boost innovative construction on rail projects

Rail minister Chris Heaton-Harris has launched ‘Project SPEED’ to challenge the rail industry to pioneer faster, smarter and more efficient infrastructure projects.
2 Finsbury Avenue

Green light for 38-storey tower at Broadgate scheme

The City of London has given the go-ahead to plans for a new 38-storey development at 2 Finsbury Avenue in the Square Mile.
Bramley-Moore Dock

‘Unanimous approval’ for £500m Everton stadium move

Plans for Everton FC’s new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock, along with a community-led legacy project at Goodison Park, have been unanimously approved.
new homes harrogate, affordable homes, homes england

Homes England acquires two development sites in Harrogate

Homes England has acquired two new sites in Harrogate, unlocking land for over 800 new homes, with room for 40% affordable homes.
Planning Protocol, construction, CIOB

CIOB launches new ‘planning protocol’ for 2021

The new 'CIOB Planning Protocol 2021' (CIOB PP21) has been designed by a team of experts as a tool for parties to use to see the construction programme they create and maintain is precise and of high quality.
MHCLG HQ in Wolverhampton

Second MHCLG headquarters planned for Wolverhampton

Communities secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed the government will create a second headquarters in Wolverhampton.
The Verdean

Work starts on major West London regeneration

Catalyst and Mount Anvil have commenced enabling works on their joint venture regeneration scheme, The Verdean in Acton, marking a new chapter for the Friary Park estate.
dudley interchange

Green light for £24m Dudley Interchange project

West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has given the green light to plans for a new £24m Dudley Interchange.
construction contract awards

Construction contract awards drop by 12% in January

The value of construction contract awards decreased by 12% in January to £4.3bn, 10% lower than the monthly average in 2020.
build-to-rent sector

Avanton to invest £500m into London’s build-to-rent sector

Avanton has unveiled plans to invest £500m in strategic land acquisitions over the next three years, as it expands into London’s lucrative build-to-rent sector.
Build-to-rent homes

Build-to-rent homes increase by 23% in 2020

The number of completed build-to-rent homes increased by 23% in 2020, according to research by the British Property Federation (BPF).
Rugeley Power Station,

ENGIE’s Rugeley sustainable school masterplan gets funding

ENGIE’s plans for the redevelopment of the former Rugeley Power Station in Staffordshire, have been given a major boost.
building control application

How to make a building control application

Unsure how to make a building control application? Take a look at this guide by building warranty experts, Premier Guarantee.
Thamesmead Waterfront,

Firms shortlisted for final stage of Thamesmead Waterfront masterplan

A diverse group of architects and designers have made the shortlist to potentially become strategic master planners for the £8bn Thamesmead Waterfront development in southeast London.
Waterbeach New Town East

Green light for 4,500 new homes at Waterbeach New Town East

South Cambridgeshire District Council has given the green light for plans to deliver 4,500 new homes at Waterbeach New Town East.

East Birmingham regeneration set for approval

Birmingham City Council’s new strategy sets out proposals for the regeneration of East Birmingham, from the creation of more than 60,000 jobs and 10,000 new homes in and around the area over the next decade.
Kirkstall Forge

Green light for first residential phase at Kirkstall Forge

Leeds City Council has given the go-ahead for CEG’s plans to deliver the first phase of residential development at the £400m Kirkstall Forge.
riverside homes

Green light for 151 new riverside homes in Glasgow

Glasgow City Council has given the green light to developer Swan Group for plans to deliver 151 new affordable riverside homes.
new developments

All new developments must meet local design standards, says Jenrick

All new developments must meet local standards of beauty, quality and design, under new proposals outlined by housing secretary Robert Jenrick.
New home registrations

Covid-19: New home registrations drop by 23%

Covid-19 caused the number of new homes registrations by UK housebuilders to plunge by 23% in 2020, according to the NHBC.
housing delivery,

Solutions for unlocking and accelerating housing delivery

Faisal Siddiqui, acquisitions director at growing developer Henley Homes Group, explores the need for innovative solutions to accelerate housing delivery.
office-led development

Go-ahead for City of London office development

The City of London Corporation has given the green light for plans to deliver a 30-storey office-led development in the City Cluster.
new homes in Acton

Go-ahead for 852 new homes in Acton

Ealing Council has given the green light to TfL’s largest residential development to date, which will see the delivery of 853 new homes in Acton.
Right to regenerate, derelict buildings

Jenrick confirms ‘right to regenerate’ derelict buildings into homes

Public bodies will be able to convert vacant plots of land and derelict buildings into new homes or community spaces, under plans announced by the housing secretary, Robert Jenrick.
urban village

Green light for £250m urban village in London’s Richmond

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has given the go-ahead to developer Avanton for a new £250m urban village scheme in London’s Richmond.
Hillingdon Gardens

Jenrick confirms he won’t call in Hillingdon Gardens scheme

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick will not call in Inland Homes’ plans for the 514-home Hillingdon Gardens scheme in west London.

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